Waterproof

 

What is an IP Rating?

IP means ingress protection.

This is a system of classification forthe effectiveness of sealing the enclosures of electrical equipment.


IP First number - Protection against solid objects

0 No special protection
1 Protected against solid objects over 50 mm, e.g. accidental touch by persons hands
2 Protected against solid objects over 12 mm, e.g. persons fingers
3 Protected against solid objects over 2.5 mm (tools and wires)
4 Protected against solid objects over 1 mm (tools, wires, and small wires)
5 Protected against dust limited ingress (no harmful deposit)
6 Totally protected against dust


IP Second number - Protection against liquids

 

0 No protection

1 Protection against vertically falling drops of water e.g. condensation

2 Protection against direct sprays of water up to 15o from the vertical

3 Protected against direct sprays of water up to 60o from the vertical

4 Protection against water sprayed from all directions - limited ingress permitted

5 Protected against low pressure jets of water from all directions - limited ingress

6 Protected against temporary flooding of water, e.g. for use on ship decks - limited ingress permitted

7 Protected against the effect of immersion between 15 cm and 1 m

8 Protects against long periods of immersion under pressure





 
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